Freezer Cheddar Cheese Sauce Master Mix

Freezer Cheddar Cheese Sauce Master Mix

Tonia Bloom
Original recipe adapted from Make-A-Mix Cookbook. Make this simple cheese sauce ahead as a freezer staple for topping vegetables, eggs, or anything else you want. When you want a quick cheese sauce, just microwave for 2-3 minutes at 50% power.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Master Mixes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups
Cost $10.54 for 8 cups
Sodium 898 mg

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup Smart Balance®Organic buttery spread
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 12 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded

Instructions
 

Make the Cheese Sauce

  • In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and nutmeg. Set aside.
    In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir in half and half until blended. Set aside.
  • Melt buttery spread in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add flour mixture. Whisk for 2 minutes. Gradually add milk and broth, whisking until smooth. Cook and stir for 2-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Pour about half of the hot sauce into egg and milk mixture and blend well. Add mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir for another 2-3 minutes; do not boil. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Cool to room temperature.

Package and Freeze

  • Divide sauce between six 2-cup freezer safe containers. Label containers with date and contents. Refrigerate for a couple hours and then move to the freezer.
    Makes about 8 cups sauce.
    Freeze for up to 6 months.

Notes

Swap out the Cheddar cheese with Swiss cheese for a new flavor.
Nutrition Facts for Freezer Swiss Cheese Sauce Master Mix:
1 container or 1.34 cups of sauce
Calories:  630
Total Fat:  46g
Saturated Fat:  22g
Cholesterol:  202mg
Sodium:  679mg
Total Carbs:  21g
Fiber:  1g
Sugars:  8g
Protein:  28g
 
 
Nutrition Facts
Freezer Cheddar Cheese Sauce Master Mix
Serving Size
 
1.34 cups (1 container)
Amount per Serving
Calories
628
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
48
g
74
%
Saturated Fat
 
24
g
150
%
Cholesterol
 
212
mg
71
%
Sodium
 
898
mg
39
%
Carbohydrates
 
21
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Freezer Meals, Sauces, Dips and Spreads
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